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Regional Category Manager

Are you interested in joining a truly global company – with a local touch?


Your role as the Regional Category Manager (dry and chilled provisions) is two-fold: To establish, maintain and develop the relationship with the regional vendor community in order to create the best possible sourcing position for Wrist, considering total cost price, quality, availability and logistics. To analyze data pattern to ensure the assortments are optimal on global and regional levels within the Wrist group of companies and to manage our Global and Regional Assortments. We expect our Regional Category Manager to be a subject matter expert in sourcing and category management.

With reference to our Regional Procurement Manager, you will become part of a strong team. The position is based in Aalborg, Rotterdam or Algeciras.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop regional category strategy, including objectives and targets and execute on global category strategies agreed with global category manager

  • Run sourcing projects, incl. search, develop and maintain relationships with existing vendors and possible new vendors, negotiations & contracting

  • Analyze and categorize patterns of spend to understand purchasing trends, commodity development and benchmarking

  • Negotiate sustainable contracts with focus on price, quality, availability and logistics and develop vendor relationships to maximize cooperation

  • Communicate with the organization (sales, purchasing) to understand consumer patterns, and translate the data into new products or/and new vendors

  • Optimize assortments and COGS throughout the organization by leading the definition, item alignment, merge preparation and roll out of global and regional assortment programs

Qualifications & requirements:

  • Fluent in English and preferable Spanish speaking.
  • Minimum 2 years’ procurement experience + preferable management experience

  • Negotiations skills, significant data analysis skills, written and oral communication skills, project management, significant sourcing experience

  • Superior excel skills (expert level)

We offer:
You can look forward to a professional and challenging job in a global company with an ambitious growth strategy. We offer a positive, informal and international working environment where you will be surrounded by skilled colleagues. We wish to be the best at what we do, and everything we do, is based on our values of "Hard Working, Winning Attitude, and Customer Orientation". The salary will correspond with your qualifications and results.

Apply for the job:
If you are interested, please send your application and CV marked ‘Regional Category Manager’ to job@wrist.com no later than 01-10-2020. Feel free to contact Lasse Hedeman on lahe@wrist.com for more details. Starting day is 01-10-2020 or as soon as possible.

Visit wrist.com or our LinkedIn profile for further information.

About Wrist Ship Supply

Wrist Ship Supply is the world’s leading ship and offshore supplier of provisions and stores with a market share of around 9%. Wrist offers a global 24/7 service, including handling of owners’ goods, shipping, airfreight and related marine services that meet the demands of international organisations as well as local businesses

From offices around the globe all Wrist staff takes pride in making it easy for customers to receive their supplies – where and when requested – efficiently and at the best possible price. Wrist’s mission is to provide expert care – making our customers’ life at sea better.

Since 2007, the majority shareholder in Wrist has been Altor Fund II.